Leaving Neverland: Brief Review

Leaving Neverland, directed by Dan Reed (2019), is a limited documentary series about the alleged sexual abuse inflicted upon young men by Michael Jackson as told by two survivors who are now old enough to speak out properly. If it’s true or not, that’s not the point. The point is that every time you see this type of story break, no matter who it happened to or what kind of abuse it is, most people deny that it happened until proven otherwise when it should be the other way around. Have compassion for those that possibly went through trauma and to offer forgiveness for their delays in speaking the truth. If it’s not the truth, may it come out. This series possibly sheds light on a man with many closed doors, with many people who would enable him because of who he was, what he had to offer, and a paycheck, the demons he may have had, and the fame that shrouded him in an untouchable light. Even to this day, no one wants to touch his legacy except for those that he had maybe hurt. If nothing else, you got to see a little bit of the life of Michael Jackson. This series made me shed a few tears for those who may have been hurt by him and hopefully they can move past their pain. I would recommend watching.

Watched on hbomax.com

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